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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 321

Pair of calligrapher’s paper scissors; Damascus steel and brass

CHF 600 - 1,200

EUR 550 - 1,100 / USD 650 - 1,300 / HKD 5,100 - 10,100

Curved blades in steel damascened with gold scrolls and vegetal compositions, extended by golden octagonal grips with open-work decoration.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Brand Unsigned, Ottoman Empire

Year second half of the 19th century

Material Damascus steel and brass

Length 26.8 cm.

Weight 80 gr. (approx.)


· Chefs-d’œuvre islamiques de l’Aga Khan Museum de Toronto (Islamic Masterpieces of the Aga Khan Museum of Toronto), Paris, Musée du Louvre, co-publication with Les Editions 5 Continents, 2007 (exhibition catalogue, October 5, 2007 – January 7, 2008; 192 pp.), see No. 61.


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